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RED-LIGHT DISTRICT  Levels of a brain reward compound increased in male fruit flies genetically engineered to ejaculate when exposed to red light when the insects were bathed in the rosy hue.

Acropora millepora

IN HOT WATER  Staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) may be able to last 100­ to 250 years thanks to its ability to adapt to warming waters. Here, a healthy staghorn grows off Magnetic Island in the central part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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WOMEN IN SCIENCE    Progress has been made on closing the gender gap in science-related fields, but it may be decades or even centuries before some disciplines have equal numbers of men and women, a new study suggests.

field experiment of CO2 levels

GREENHOUSE GASSED  In a long-running field experiment in Minnesota, scientists are studying the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on plots of grassland.



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